Exhibit featuring local artists on now

May 16, 2016

Exhibit featuring local artists on now

The Strathcona Salon Series exhibit at the Gallery@501 showcasing Strathcona County’s talented local artists runs from May 14 to June 26. This annual exhibit includes art that has been submitted for consideration for the County’s Art Collection.

Both adult and high school aged artists can submit their work, which is juried by an independent panel of non-residents with different strengths and backgrounds in the visual arts. The panelists examine and select artwork based on authenticity, quality of materials, presentation, aesthetic value, innovation and technical competence. 

The unveiling reception, where the public will find out which artwork has been selected, will be held Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. A “People’s Choice Award” will also be given out at the unveiling reception. The public can vote for their favourite piece by visiting the Gallery@501 before June 9. 

In 1987, with a goal of encouraging and supporting local artists, Strathcona County Council approved the creation of its art collection. From its inaugural year, which saw the purchase of seven pieces, the collection has grown to include over 265 artworks including pottery, handmade paper, watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings, sculpture, photographs, fabric, ink drawings, serigraph, glass, monotypes and mixed media. The work is displayed in public locations in a variety of County buildings.

Learn more about the Salon Series

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595